Contemporary Visual Arts

A Stream on “Contemporary Visual Arts: Conceptual Art, Video Art, and Critical Art”
as part of the 9th Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts
11-14 June 2018, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Humanities & Arts

The Arts & Culture Unit of ATINER is organizing a Stream on “Contemporary Visual Arts: Conceptual Art, Video Art, and Critical Art”, 11-14 June 2018, Athens, Greece as part of the 9th Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts sponsored by the Athens Journal of Humanities & Arts.

This stream shall focus on contemporary visual art and criticism. This is an opportunity to analyze in detail the newest examples of modern European, American, and non-European conceptual art and video art worldwide.  Both analytic and non-analytic approaches are welcome. This stream will explore the current issues in art, such as: what is the relation of modern art and its criticism and the society? Does J. Hillis Miller’s figure of the host and the parasite apply to the visual arts as well? May one attempt at a synthetic global view of the most important, dominating tendencies in contemporary art? How do they relate to and shape the postmodern sensitivity? What are the roles of art and the artist in contemporary society? Is critical art still at the frontiers of today’s avant-garde?

Finally, the aim of the stream is to trace the relation of  contemporary art  to modern aesthetics and philosophy, in the context of critical art and conceptual art. Academics and researchers from all areas of cultural studies (aesthetics, art history, philosophy, etc.) are more than welcome to contribute to this debate on contemporary art.

You may participate as presenter of one paper, chair or/and organizer of a session, or observer.

Fee structure information is available on

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycanae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, an one-day visit to Delphi and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to:, using the abstract submission form by the 30 April 2018 to: Dr. Ewa Bobrowska, Academic Member, ATINER & Assistant Professor, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland. Abstracts should include the following: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address, and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email  to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER (

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